Bike Fitness & Safety

Written by Danielle Gymorie Cert, Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness These days, it seems there are more bikes out on the road rather than in the garage collecting dust.  Whether you are out riding to have fun or because you are concerned with your waistline, there are plenty of reasons to trade the car for a bike.  Some studies have shown that biking and walking appeal to children and … [Read more...]

The Best of Spring and Summer Produce

Written by Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness. I am always grateful when this time of year rolls around, and fruit and vegetable options are plentiful. Sure most grocers carry strawberries in the winter, and you can pretend they taste pretty good … but let’s be real it’s nothing like the fresh summer version. Fruits and vegetables naturally taste better when they … [Read more...]

The Busy Mom Workout

Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness While being a mom has many rewards, extra hours in a day is not one of them.  You know the story…wake up early to shower, get the kids ready, make breakfast, pack lunches, get yourself ready for work, attend school functions, cook dinner…the list goes on and on and on. A schedule this hectic can be overwhelming and can seem … [Read more...]


Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness The squat is a compound, full body exercise that trains primarily the muscles of the thighs, hips, glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, as well as strengthening the bones, ligaments and insertion of the tendons throughout the lower body. When it comes to lower body training, squats are considered a vital exercise for increasing … [Read more...]

Cancer Fighting Nutrition

Written by Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Cancer is undoubtedly scary. While genes play a significant role, lifestyle factors including diet can have a powerful effect on your risk. How much you move also plays a part in cancer prevention.  The American Institute for Cancer recommends 30 minutes of physical activity daily. They also advise keeping body mass … [Read more...]

Youth Sport Safety

Written By Nada Popovic Baldwin Wallace University Prescription Fitness intern The participation in sports for youth is important for physical, mental, and emotional benefits. However, in the event of an injury, the outcome can have negative effects on a child’s physical, mental, and emotional health. There are steps and materials that can help a parent/guardian and coach become more aware of … [Read more...]

Healthy Easter Baskets

Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Although Easter baskets should be a fun and carefree addition to the holiday festivities, what you choose to fill them with can be very detrimental to your kid’s health.  Aside from the most obvious reason – the large amounts of sugar in all the candy we love to fill the baskets with – the chemicals in the all dyes added to … [Read more...]

Move of the month – Plank

Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. personal Trainer Prescription Fitness The plank is a very popular core exercises and the reason is that all of your core muscles are used during the plank exercise including: rectus abdominus, transverse abdominals, lower back extensors, and even a slight use of the obliques.  Besides increasing core strength, there are many other benefits to incorporating the … [Read more...]

Effects of Sleep on Your Health

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Sleep health is something you probably do not give much thought to.  Did you know that sleep plays a very important role in your health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. The way you feel while you're awake … [Read more...]

Tips on How to Eat Right.

Written By Nada Popovic BWU Health Coaching and Promotion Intern with Prescription Fitness Getting active is critical but feeding your body the proper nutrients is just as important. Changes in health don’t happen overnight, making small changes can have a long-lasting effect on your body. Find the right balance of nutrition and physical activity for your body. Follow small steps such as the … [Read more...]


Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. personal Trainer Prescription Fitness When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, it is very difficult to not be tempted by the some if not all of the following:  corned beef piled high between two slices of rye bread, green bagels, shamrock cookies, Irish soda bread, and plenty of beer.  Before you head out to celebrate with family and/or friends, here are some … [Read more...]

Move of the Month: Push Ups

Written By Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Push ups have been around forever. In fact, you probably completed your first push up as a young kid in grade school gym class. Push ups are one of the most polarizing exercises. Some people loathe them. And believe it or not some people love them. The people who enjoy them tend to feel that way because they’ve … [Read more...]

Cardiovascular Disease: Signs and Prevention

Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Cardiovascular disease (often referred to as heart disease) is a general name for a wide variety of diseases, disorders and conditions that affect the heart and/or blood vessels.  According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute, Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women and men in the United … [Read more...]


  Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness If you feel that there are not enough hours in the day and that finding time for a workout is nearly impossible on most days, this article is for you!  Why?!  Because I am going to discuss total body circuit training in this blog.  First I will give you some of the benefits to incorporating this type of … [Read more...]

Heart Healthy Nutrition

Written by Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer with Prescription Fitness It’s Valentine’s Week so let’s talk about our hearts. First, the not so lovely stats: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.  According to the CDC roughly 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year -  that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Some of the risk factors for … [Read more...]

Cardio: Define, Why, and How…

Written by Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Define Before I get into why you should do “cardio” (short for “cardiovascular exercise”) and how to incorporate it into your daily routine, I think it is important to define what it is.  Cardio exercise is any activity in which you move your large muscle groups for a sustained period of time while maintaining an … [Read more...]

How to Record Your Nutrition

Written By Beth Funari  Sims Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness Nutrition is a vital part of the healthy lifestyle equation. What you put into your body has major effects on  an individual’s longevity, vital organs, weight and quality of life. You may have been reminded by your trainer how important monitoring and tracking your nutrition is. It’s really easy to live day to day … [Read more...]

Cleansing and Detoxing…what is the difference?

  Written By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Prescription Fitness I’m sure that you have probably heard at least one person in your life say that they are going to do a “cleanse” or “detox” and you have probably wondered what that means exactly.  Is there a difference between the two, you might wonder.  While the terms are used interchangeably, there IS a difference between a … [Read more...]

How to Start a Workout Program

Written By Stephen James Cert. Personal Trainer with Prescription Fitness The New Year season is full of people setting goals for 2017.  Many will choose to exercise more in order to feel better and change the way their body looks.  Before starting any type of exercise program it is recommended that you consult your doctor or physician for approval. An exercise program requires a daily time … [Read more...]

Open Personal Training Sessions at the Medina Community Recreation Center

Open Personal Training Sessions at the Medina Community Recreation Center Need help with those New Year’s resolutions? Are you unsure how to start a fitness program? Find out what person training can do for you. Saturday, January 7th 2017 11am -12pm Thursday, January 12th 2017 6:30-7:30 pm No Registration Necessary, but please make sure you have a photo ID for facility … [Read more...]

Prescription Fitness New Location! Medina Community Recreation Center

Prescription Fitness comes to the Medina Community Recreation Center Medina, Ohio, January 1, 2017: Prescription Fitness one of the top Personal Training Companies in Northern Ohio is pleased to announce that our services are now available at The Medina Community Recreation Center. ABOUT US Our staff at Prescription Fitness is hand-picked to bring our clients the best training possible. … [Read more...]

New Years Resolutions. How to Stick to Them!

Written by Beth Funari Sims Cert. Personal Trainer It’s hard to not have resolutions on your mind come January 1st. Inevitably our inbox becomes inundated with product emails promising to make this your best year YET. Even your loved ones, and colleagues might be inquiring how you plan to better yourself in 2017. A depressing stat: According to Forbes just 8% of people achieve their new … [Read more...]


  By Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Ahhh….the Holidays!!!  It is the best time of the year to reflect on our lives and to focus on the people that matter most to us.  I think it is fair to say that we will all be attending a few parties throughout the holiday season.  Parties are a great way to spend time with those we love and care about.  The downside is that while our bonds … [Read more...]

Give the Gift of Fitness!

January is fast approaching and soon those New Year’s resolutions will be made. Help your love one’s start on the right track. Get them a Prescription Fitness Gift Certificate. (Gift certificates are available in any amount) We specialize in the following Adult Weight Loss Programs Speed and Strength Training for Youth Athletes in Grades 4-12 Post Rehabilitation Exercise … [Read more...]

Baby it is Cold outside! No problem! Check out these winter workouts!

Written By Danielle Gymorie Cert. PT It’s easy to slack off on your exercise routine during these winter months.  The cold, wet weather makes it hard to find motivation when you’re snuggled on the couch with your favorite blanket.  That, along with the holiday’s keeping you plenty busy; it is easy to get off track.  Regardless of how chilly it may be or how many errands you need to run, … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Carb Coma : What Is It Really? And How to Beat It

Written by Beth Funari Sims Cert. PT The holiday season is here! This means quality time with family and friends, party-hopping, holiday movies… and of course festive food. With the biggest food holiday around the corner it can be more challenging than ever to maintain a healthful lifestyle. I’d never tell anyone to abstain from enjoying, and indulging in some of their favorites on Turkey … [Read more...]

What should I weigh?

With the holiday season fast approaching, we are not only thinking about the shopping, decorating, christmas cards, but also the delicious meals and decanted desserts we will be preparing and consuming. For instance, Thanksgiving is one of the highest caloric meals consumed by society, a whopping estimated 3,000 calories). So it is only human that we all worry about holiday weight gain. Who can … [Read more...]

Benefits of a Boot Camp Workout

Written By: Elsie Velazquez Cert. Personal Trainer Boot camp workouts are a very efficient way to burn calories and lose weight. These workouts work the entire body and challenge you to push your body (and mind) to the limit! Boot camp workouts are a very efficient way to burn calories and lose weight. The metabolism is also boosted which is also helpful in losing weight!  Because boot camp … [Read more...]

What Are Your Protein Requirements, Really?

Written By Beth Funari Sims If you’ve ever started a diet or spent enough time in the weight room you’ve probably heard people discussing protein, and its almighty importance. Perhaps you’ve had a conversation or two on the topic with your trainer.  (I’m known to call after clients post-workout, and remind them to make sure their next meal includes a healthy source of protein). Some … [Read more...]

Best Multi Joint Exercises that can give you Great results in Half the time!

Written by: Danielle Gymorie Cert. PT Prescription Fitness Yes, it is true, you can spend less time in the gym and still get a superior workout. Most people use lack of time as their excuse to not get into a regular fitness program.  Learning how to design a program full of compound exercises will help you make the most of your time in the gym, providing you with great results! Compound … [Read more...]